Presidents Message

Happy New Year Lehigh Valley Dental Society Members,

Just a reminder that PA State Dental Licenses will need to be renewed by March 31, 2019. Dentists will need a current Basic Life Support CPR certification, as well as 30 hours of continuing education. PA Dentists will also need a 2-hour course in Child Abuse Recognition (3 hours if you have not taken it before) and a 2-hour course on Opioids. Practice management courses do not count toward the 30 hours. Please make sure the courses you participate in are approved by the Pennsylvania State Board in order to avoid any issues if audited.

The Greater Philadelphia Valley Forge Dental Conference is a great way to get all your remaining CE’s. As a Second District Dental Association Member you can receive up to 18 CE credits in 3 days. The dates are March 6-7-8, 2019 and registration is FREE for Second District Dental Members (which include all LVDS members current with their dues). GPVFDC will be held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort and Convention Center, more specific details are online at We hope to see you there.

Lastly, Mom-n- PA will be held in Wilkes-Barre, PA at the Mohegan Sun Arena on June 7th and 8th this year. I urge all to consider participating in this worthwhile and rewarding program. Please check out and help to improve the dental condition of those in need. From my own personal experience, the patients are very appreciative of the services they receive. Please stay tuned for upcoming events on a local level by visiting

Wishing you all a productive, healthy, and happy 2019!


Gary G Peters DDS